Mr. Obama gives a wink to Jim Crow
Alton H.Maddox | 4/12/2011, 4:37 p.m.
Given the continued recession to consummate the New World Order, the reminiscence of the Department of Justice under Attorney General Arthur Garland, a Confederate loyalist, and a rewind of a U.S. Supreme Court under Chief Justice Morrison R. Waite, Blacks can either follow the advice of Crispus Attucks and resist another "Boston Masscre" or follow the advice of President Abraham Lincoln and go back to Africa. Claude McKay said it best in "If We Must Die."
This country is in a recession, but Blacks are in recess. If we continue to behave like most children during recess, our fate will be sealed. We must avoid Black leaders spewing nothing but 30-second sound bites and nursery rhymes. Time is of the essence. Law and economics are our major barriers. Leaders who can navigate us around these barriers should be in high demand.
In a republican form of government, the dividing line between freedom and slavery is representation. This was the basis for the American Revolution. Even though Macon B. Allen became the nation's first Black lawyer in 1844 and John Mercer Langston became its first Black elected official in 1855, both men would enter professions monopolized by white men. White men still monopolize decision making powers today.
Whites in New York City only comprise one-third of the city's population but control a majority of the seats on the New York City Council. Council Speaker Christine Quinn is white and Mayor Michael Bloomberg is also white. Blacks have no shot at securing meaningful public employment in New York City, and Blacks have only a zero chance of securing public contracts. Any stimulus package from the Obama administration will only benefit whites.
By approving New York City's unwarranted and illegal usurpation of power and the naked overthrow of the will of the people for two referenda favoring term limits, Attorney General Eric Holder has made it clear that the white shysters Bush 43 hired as lawyers in the Justice Department control our political destiny. They passed Bush's political litmus test with flying colors on St. Patrick's Day 2009. History is repeating itself. See the Draft Riots of 1863. Although Black leaders have always praised the Voting Rights Act of 1965 as the best thing since sliced bread, this "remedial" legislation has always been constitutionally suspect, since it only protects voting rights. Blacks can only rubberstamp the political decisions of white men.
It takes political rights to give rise to political representation, which was the goal of the American Revolution. Voting rights alone fail to give anyone access to the levers of power. Political rights are the nexus between voting rights and political representation. When President Lyndon B. Johnson urged Congress to pass the Voting Rights Act of 1965, his eye was on national security and not civil rights. This is positive law. The Citadel in South Carolina and Virginia Military Institute in Virginia, for example, were established to protect whites from freedom fighters like Denmark Vesey and Nat Turner.
In 1964,Blacks were engaged in urban rebellions. Malcolm X had thrown down the gauntlet--"the ballot or the bullet." This nation could ill afford a repeat of the summer of 1964.The installation of a full-scale pacification program was designed to appease Blacks. Assassinating Malcolm X in February 1965 would be the first step in putting out the fire. It would be followed by the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The final spoke in the wheel was the War on Poverty legislation signed in 1966. A new surveillance network was